Via Montericco, 10
40026 Imola (BO)
tel. +39 0544 38583
mob.. +39 335 7297264
fax +39 0544 217653
Write to the garden
Only by booking
Sending a request to:
Amministrazione Pasolini Dall'Onda
Via XX Settembre, Ravenna
or sending a fax to +39 0544 569010)
Admission € 10,00 including visit to garden and agricultural park with vineyards and a tasting of wines and local specialities
How to reach
A1 Milano - Bologna to Bologna, then take the A14 towards Ravenna and exit at Imola. At the exit keep left and head towards Via Molino Rosso, at the roundabout second exit to Molino Rosso. Continue on Via Molino Rosso. Take Via 1 Maggio and Via della Cooperazione towards Via MontericcoBy train
From Bologna Railway Station, take the regional train to Imola and then bus line 44 Imola - Castel del Rio by TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
For information: Trenitalia
For information: TPER - Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna
After travelling trought the vast fields and ochards of Romagna it is a surprise to be confronted suddenly by a jewel, the very refined small eighteenth century garden of Villa Pasolini dall'Onda, which is not aligned with the axis of the severe facade of the fortified aristocratic dwelling. The box hedges, trimmed into geometric shapes, from an embroidery and the contrast with the countryside suggest magic.
The property, sorrounding the country villa, has grown over the years around the fiftheen century fortified residence, wich was decorated in the eighteenth century and can still be admired. It includes woodland and the agricoltural estate, already active in the eightheenh century in the production of fuit and fine wines.
The Pasolini dall'Onda family has undertaken the retoration of the buildings as well as the extension of the garden, with plant introductions in tune with the tastes of the different periods. Maria Pasolini Ponti, a scholar of Italian garden historym created a parterre of old, modern and ''Bengal'' roses at the end nineteenth century.
Children and grandchildren have since built up a collection of lavanders (Lavandula angustifolia, L. officinalis, L. vera, L. spica and others), wich form a scented cushion. Many great historic gardens are by now island ěs of bygone times, cultural heritages out of the contest with the areas in wich they stand. This property however has remained intact and shows how productive countryside and pleasure gardens can be integrated. It is not surprising that the custodians of this miracle are the Pasolini dall'Onda heirs, founders of the association of historic dwellings (Dimore Storiche) and of Italia Nostra.
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